Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Prince Harry And Meghan Welcome Baby Boy Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may not be able to make it to Prince Philip’s memorial over uncertainties on security provisions. As palace officials are busy prepping to honor the Duke of Edinburgh in a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in the coming spring, royal experts say the Sussexes may opt for a “no show”.

According to The Sun, Harry is not looking to fly his family to the UK even for the said occasion without the protection of armed guards. The Sussexes said they do not feel safe coming to the UK as they are no longer entitled to Metropolitan Police guards, after stepping down from their royal duties.

Royal experts were quick to chime in on this issue saying the Royal Family will breathe a sigh of relief if the couple and their family choose not to attend the memorial. "It is thanks-giving for Prince Philip and we don't want it turning into the Harry and Meghan show," Editor in Chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward said.

While Harry, 37, flew to the UK for Prince Philip’s funeral, he still refused to fly his wife and children without proper armed security accorded to them. Meanwhile, Prince Charles, 73, reportedly offered his youngest son and his family to stay with him in the fervent hope of meeting his granddaughter Lilibet for the first time.

The said offer was reportedly made just before Christmas and father and son have since been reported to be on better terms. Charles and Harry are said to have been enjoying quite a number of warm video calls.

Harry’s refusal to return without his requested security provisions from the Met Police has clouded the much-awaited reunion even more, as he threatened legal action against the UK government. The Duke of Sussex is currently seeking judicial review of the Queen's decision to strip him of his UK police protection team.

Harry recently released a statement via royal reporter Omid Scobie where he explained that he had been denied British police protection twice for a security risk he had inherited. On the other hand, a former head of royal protection, Dai Davies warned Harry that he “cannot pick and choose when he wants to visit the UK and receive protection”. Davies pointed out the incident when Princess Anne was nearly kidnapped with her protection detail shot. However, she does not get full-time protection.

Royal insiders claim the Queen has no intentions of caving into Harry’s security demands.

Archie, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex; and their baby son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on Sept. 25, 2019. Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

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